Glossy Screen on Macbook Vs. Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Woodcrest64, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    I'm just wondering if there is a big difference in color, contrast and brightness when you compare the glossy screen of the MacBook versus the MacBook Pro.
  2. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    I've used both.. there isn't a whole lot of difference.. IMO
  3. iBenzin macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2007
    not much of a difference except for the size. but im sure theres someone who can point out the small details
  4. snowmoon macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    Albany, NY
    In the Apple store they had two MBP's side by side one glossy one matte. I slid the two so they were side by side and did some off the cuff comparisons. I could tell no difference in color or contrast between the two panels, but the glossy had glare up the wazoo. I don't know if the glossy panels in the MB have different specs.
  5. Deepdale macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2005
    New York
    And it looks as if that GUTW will be steering me toward the more expensive MBP, even though I am a user who realistically would take advantage of just 10-15 percent of the capabilities of the MB (let alone the higher end model).
  6. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    IMO the macbook at full brightness looks a tad bit washed out.
  7. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Thats simply the poor colour profile. download Supercal and adjust the screen it makes a world of difference.

    Both the macbook pro and the macbook come with awful 'color lcd' profiles that are just utter rubbish. That tool is a life saver for anyone wanting proper colour profiles.

    As for glossy versus non-gloss. Well I have a macbook and a macbook pro.

    The non glossy screen's benefit is simple. There's no glare and there is an even lighting across the screen. However it generally doesnt seem as vivid or bright as the macbook screen especially when your using less brightness to preserve battery life.

    The macbook pro screen on half or quarter brightness is no way near as bright as a macbooks screen on the same setting. Strange but true.

    On full brightness both when calibrated are much of a muchness.

    The macbooks glossy screen does work well when playing dvd, or a movie in quicktime offering supperior contrast (or seeming to).
  8. MaaseyRacer macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2005
    San Francisco, Ca.
    Yeah the glossy gives a false sense of color depth, and color in general. It is lighting specific too, much more so than the matte screen. If you are working with color sensitive work, get the matte.

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